- The American Speed Association® Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment and GrandStay Hospitality wrapped up its first event of the 2011 season this past Sunday. Ross Kenseth won the 3rd Annual Joe Shear Classic at Madison International Speedway.
KENSETH LEADS THEM TO THE GREEN AND THE CHECKERED
Ross Kenseth started Sunday's race on the pole after qualifying thirteenth for the 136-lap event. After giving up the lead for a while to the #2 of Michael Bilderback, Kenseth powered back and remained on the point until the checkered flag flew. Kenseth was awarded a gorgeous Telecaster electric guitar hand-crafted by Greg Junes and designed specifically for the Joe Shear Classic
ASA MIDWEST TOURING STARS SHINE
While many of the ASA Midwest Touring stars had a rough start to the event, nine of the top-ten finishers were ASA Midwest Touring Stars. Five Touring Stars started in the Last Chance Race. Steve Carlson and Jamie Iverson took home the first and second spots, while Chris Wimmer settled for a provisional. Carlson finished 20th in the feature event while Iverson finished 16th and Wimmer rallied for a seventh place finish.
SCOTT HANSEN GETS PODIUM FINISH IN THE ASA MIDWEST SCAG TRUCK TOUR
The ASA Midwest Scag Truck Tour got its season underway on Sunday as well. Former ASA National Tour Star, Scott Hansen got behind the wheel of the #3 MAC Motorsports truck. Hansen used the new for this year, double-file restarts, to his advantage and made his way up to a third place finish. Bobby Wilberg took home the victory followed by John Wood. Last year's champion, Jerry Wood was on and off the track several times during the event, but came back strong finishing in fourth.
2010 ASA MIDWEST SUNOCO SPORTSMAN TOUR CHAMP OFF TO A GOOD START
Chris Marek started off the 2011 season right where he left off. Marek qualified in the top spot and followed it up with the feature victory. Eric Melby, Scott Null, Austin Nason and Stoughton's Tommy Wutke rounded out the top five.
The next event for all three divisions is Sunday, May 15th at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna, WI for the track's season opener. Stay tuned for upcoming details!!
To learn more about the American Speed Association® Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment and GrandStay Hospitality, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Einhaus at email@example.com.
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